The director Pieter Goethals and I first met on the set of 'The emperor'. A period movie starring Adrien Brody. In the local pub he asked me to do a Saul Bass like poster for his first short movie 'About the boy who ate an oakwood chair'. I jumped on it. The first sketches.
The image needed a little more drama. So I added a boy. Until then I hadn't seen the movie nor did I see any movie stills.